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Tsuba with a Snake and a Monkey on a Pine Branch
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Tsuba with a Snake and a Monkey on a Pine Branch


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the upper right of this tsuba, a monkey sits on a pine branch. Below, a snake sits on the same branch. The tail of the snake continues over the edge of the tsuba. The back of the tsuba depicts the back of the scene from a different angle. The main trunk of the tree occupies the central portion. The tail of the snake reappears near the central opening, seemingly coming through a hole in the tree.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 算水; [Translation] Sansui; [Seal] unread]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 19th-early 20th century
Medium
iron, gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.246
Measurements
3 1/4 x 3 x 3/16 in. (8.2 x 7.68 x 0.46 cm)
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Not On View

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